Regulatory changes in Asia combined with challenging local market conditions are teasing Asian insurers’ interest in diversifying their investments abroad, this could be a gold rush for Western asset managers. Vincent Huck reports
Pomona Capital’s founder, Michael Granoff explains how his company has tapped into the private equity niche and how it is preparing for a potential turn in the cycle. Interview by Sarfraz Thind
Pascal Christory, chief investment officer at Axa Group, describes the difficult balance between centralisation and flexibility in an international group's investment strategy. Interview by David Walker
Attempts by Ryanair earlier this week to temper shareholder unrest over its governance arrangements are showing early signs of a bumpy landing with shareholders, including insurers asset management affiliates, Adam Leach reports.
Every investment has an impact, so what is meant by ‘impact investing’ and how can one measure the impact of an investment. Vincent Huck reports on a new measurement framework launched by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Jean-Jacques Duchamp, deputy chief executive officer of Crédit Agricole Assurances, discusses the group’s asset allocation strategy and why coal is not off its agenda yet. Interview by Vincent Huck
A panel of five investment professionals share their thoughts on how to make the most out of sustainable investments and identify the challenges that lie ahead. Compiled by Adam Leach
Investment professionals have given a mixed reaction to draft EU rules on integrating sustainability in the fiduciary duty of investment firms and insurers. These rules are tied to another piece of legislation currently being designed and whose outcome could lead to significant change… or further greenwashing. Vincent Huck reports
Erick Decker, CIO for the Mediterranean and LATAM regions at Axa, tells Vincent Huck how asset managers’ fiduciary duty has evolved because of the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria in the investment process.
Prashant Sharma, head of international fixed income insurance at JP Morgan Asset Management, predicts a slowdown in growth for 2019, but all is not lost for insurers’ assets and a bit of forward thinking and preparation could help the resilience of their investments in the case of a downturn.